>> instead of having more garbage to send away, 'cause the landfills are gonna soon take over the earth, instead of doing that, you can just give it to the worms, and it soon decomposes, 'cause the worms eat it. >> wait. did she say worms? >> personally, i do not pick up any worms because i'm a little squeamish about that. >> but the students are becoming bffs with the worms. that's because the slimy little critters are an essential part of the composting process. >> well, you take fruit scraps, vegetable scraps, and bread. you put in there, and then you mix it up, and then, about two months it gets hot, and then when you turn it, it gets steamy. >> it's really hot doing that job because it gets over 160 degrees in there. >> as the food breaks down, it attracts worms that eat it. then, when the worms poop, they leave behind a nutrient. and that makes the compost, which is used to fertilize new fruits and vegetables.